Dr. Marcio Tannure, the UFC’s doctor in Brazil, told MMAFighting.com that the UFC featherweight champion was taken to Copa D’Or hospital in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro and diagnosed with kidney stones Tuesday. UOL first reported the news.
“I learned about this problem with Andre (Pederneiras, Aldo’s coach),” Tannure told MMAFighting.com on Tuesday. “He had renal calculus (kidney stones) before. He needs to send me the results of the exams so I can check it. Andre told me it’s not serious, and he probably already expelled the stones.”
There is no such thing as ‘not serious kidney stones’ to the person passing them. I’ve never had them but news that a world class athlete whose diet doesn’t just consist of jujubes and Pepsi had them makes me worry that my day will come. (“Oh yes” whispers The Dark Lord of Renal Caclulus, “Ssssoooon. Ssoooooon!”) Alas, unlike bone spurs taken out of elbows and shins, fighters aren’t into tweeting about the stones they pass so this Creative Commoms image from Wikipedia will have to do: